Kansas City - Style Sauce

Course : BBQ Sauce
Serves: 40
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1 cup light brown sugar -- packed
3 tablespoons mild chile powder
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 1/4 teaspoons ginger -- ground
3/4 teaspoon allspice -- ground
1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/3 teaspoon mace -- ground
1/3 teaspoon black pepper -- freshly ground
1 1/4 cups white distilled vinegar
1/3 cup molasses
40 ounces ketchup

Preparation / Directions:

In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, chili seasoning, mustard, ginger, allspice, cayenne, mace, and black pepper. Add the vinegar, molasses, water, and liquid smoke, if using. Stir until dry ingredients are dissolved. Add the ketchup and stir to mix. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly to avoid spattering. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature. Let stand in refrigerator 24 hours before using. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 months.

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